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Mating season?

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I am still new to having ducks. Mine aren't quite a year old yet. I found my first duck egg today. I have a female pekin, 1 male mallard, and 1 male rouen. I know I have to get rid of one of the males before mating season so that they don't kill one another over the pekin. I thought mating season was still a month or so away but does finding the egg mean mating season is here for my ducks?


Edited by SamiLexi - 2/15/16 at 2:39pm
post #2 of 6

If she is laying, either the drakes are already breeding her or they will soon be doing so.  Her instinct will be to flirt with and encourage them.

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post #3 of 6
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Ok. I will start looking for a home for the second male then. I hope I can find one before they decide to start fighting and hurt or kill each other.

post #4 of 6
The female is in danger too. The drakes may gang up on her and hurt her. If they do it while in the water they could drown her.
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They don't have a pool right now only their drinking water. I live in northern michgan and the pool would freeze right now. I've got the male posted where possible to find him a home.

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Good luck. I hope you can find him a nice home. :fl

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